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  • Next on 'Ono Kine Grindz:

    The Wedding Cafe, Manoa

    Recently Consumed:

    Zaney's, Downtown Honolulu
    Bob's Bar-B-Que, Kalihi
    Restaurant Yamagen, Moili'ili

    Below you will find a never ending list of restaurants that I want to visit or re-visit:

    Momomo
    Young's Fish Market
    Alan Wong's Pineapple Room
    Mediterraneo
    Cafe Sistina
    Indigo Eurasian Cuisine
    Gyu-Kaku
    Yakiniku Toraji
    Sushi Masa
    Ono Hawaiian Foods
    Rokkaku
    Tsukuneya Robata Grill

    If you would like to give me a tip on a new restaurant that is opening up, or give me a recommendation on some of your favorite restaurants, please send an e-mail to:

    onokinegrindz (at) yahoo (dot) com

    The following posts should be completed someday (!):

    New Diner's Drive In
    Pink's
    Carney's
    Warszawa
    Border Grill
    Penang Malaysian
    Chez Panisse
    Shalimar
    Zuni Cafe
    Limon
    Indonesia Restaurant
    Dragonfly
    Canteen
    Boston's North End Pizza
    Happy Inn
    Kat's Sushi
    Fritz's European Bakery
    Makino Chaya
    Singapore/Bangkok Posts
    Chin's Kahala
    Hata Restaurant
    Ebisu Catering Service
    Bubba Burgers
    The Eggberts
    Blossoming Lotus
    Hamura Saimin Stand
    Bob's Big Boy

    WHEW! I hope to have them done by year's end!

    Upcoming adventures

    2008:
    San Francisco, CA
    2/14-2/18

    Sydney, NSW, Australia
    5/23-6/01

    London, UK
    11/21-24
    Paris, France
    11/24-27
    Chicago, IL
    11/27-30
    Seoul, South Korea
    I won't be able to visit Korea this year.
    2009:
    San Francisco, CA
    New Orleans, LA
    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Shanghai, China
    Singapore

    Hopefully, some of you can provide me with recommendations for some good eats!

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umami

I love chilli. We don't get chilli like those in Western countries.

Reid

Umami, I like the chili too. It's actually the best that I've tasted...outside of homemade. If you want, I can pass you a recipe. Perhaps you can try to make it at home.

Renee

may I have the recipe too? ; )

creen

Hi Reid,
Stumbled across your food blog via noodlepie. Love it that someone else is blogging about local grindz! I love Rainbow Drive-In--was recently on O'ahu and had their Mix Plate with brown gravy on the side. So ono...

Reid

Creen,

Welcome to the site! I'm sure you've noticed that most of the posts are geared towards Asian food. I'll be doing more posts about hole in the wall places as well as my favorite "plate lunch" places. Glad that you've stopped by!

Renee,

I'll be sure to pass on the recipe. I'll do a posting on it the next time I make it. If you want the recipe before then, I can e-mail it to you! =)

Garrett Chun

I'd love to get the recipe, if you have it, of Rainbow's Drive Inn chili. This, along with Sekiya's fried hash balls, are the two things I most about Honolulu.

Mahalo,
Garrett

Reid

Hi Garrett,

Thanks for dropping by the blog. I wish I had the recipe for Rainbow's chili too. I'd make a killing. Perhaps I should ask my cousin for it. She used to work there back in the 80s.

Jo

When we were there we ate at Rainbow about 5 times. I JUST realized, I never once had a hamburger! ::whimper:: I've missed out! I'm doomed! Life as I know it will cease to exist! I've failed as a human bean! FOR PITY'S SAKE! MAIL ME A HAMBURGER!

Jo

By the way, I noticed you moved the shrimp!

Reid

Hi Jo,

Yes, redid the banner a bit as I changed the layout from 2 to 3 sections (had to make way for Google AdSense).

Rainbow Drive-In is OK for burgers, an even better place is W&M. It was a more recent post.

Trav

I miss Rainbow...go there whenever I make it up to Oahu. The Boneless chicken plate with brown gravy is the bomb!!

Reid

Hi Trav,

Welcome to 'Ono Kine Grindz! I think either the chili or the boneless chicken with gravy is my favorite. I think I need to go to Rainbows again soon.

TD

A good friend who spent years on Oahu took us to the 'Bow several times... the teriyaki and spaghetti/weiner plate lunches are golden...

Reid

Hi TD,

Welcome to the site.

I've had the teriyaki at Rainbow's which is awesome, but never the spaghetti. I'm going to have to try it sometime.

Thanks for stopping by!

Gaylene

Hi,

I left Hawaii back in 1985 to live in California, and haven't been back to the islands since 1986. I know...shame on me!! I'll be visiting soon and wanted to ask you about restaurants since I'm sure it's changed a lot since then. If you can give me any suggestions on restaurants with ono local food, that would be great!

Thanks,
Gaylene

Reid

Hi Gaylene,

Thank you for stopping by! =)

I'd be more than happy to give you some recommendations on a few places. You can e-mail me at onokinegrindz at yahoo dot com.

808650foodie

Reid-

Again you hit the mark with Rainbow's...I used to live in Kapahulu and practically grew up with their Beef Cutlet and Chili Plates. I still think they have one of da bes' mac salads in town! Mix the chili with the mac salad and you're in heaven...

A trip to Hawaii is never complete without a plate from Rainbow Drive Inn.

Reid

Hi 808650foodie,

The chili here at Rainbows is much better than the chili at Zippy's if you ask me. And yes, I love to mix the chili with the mac salad! =)

John

i took my wife to Rainbows last week since we were in the area and wanted to wait for traffic to die down a bit before heading home.

this was my first time ever going to Rainbows & i must say i wasn't too impressed. must be because i didn't grow up going there like most of you. the boneless chicken w/gravy was just "ok". my wife had the chili & it tasted watery compared to zippy's chili. i'll still take zippy's chili as #1 and L&L's chili a close #2.

just my observations, thats all.

Reid

Hi John,

Thanks for stopping by the blog!

Thank you for your observations. There is no place that I know of that appeals to everyone and you are definitely entitled to your opinion.

That said, where do you go to get a good boneless chicken with gravy plate?

Dara

I would like to make the Rainbow's chili because it is my favorite. Could you email me the recipe if you have it? Thanks!

Reid

Hi Dara,

Thank you for visiting my blog!

I love Rainbow's chili too and unfortunately I don't have the recipe for it. =( I'm sorry.

Perhaps one of my other readers has it and is willing to share. Anyone?

Floryan

Just wanted to say the food at Rainbows is ono awsome. I live in Michigan and would have to say I travel just to get the grinds at the Rainbow. Love the food the people and the atmosphere is unmatched.

Reid

Hi Floryan,

Welcome to the blog!

I love the food at Rainbows and you're right about the atmosphere. I'm sometimes amazed at the people I see eating there.

Hope you get to visit again soon!

SAMMIE

ALOHA EVERYONE! SURE HAVE MADE ME HOMESICK! GREW UP IN WAHIAWA WITH BIG WAY BURGER (DA BEST) MAC SALAD AND TERRI BURGERS. LOOONG TIME NO HAVE! THANKS AH U GUYS MAHALO FOR THE WAY TO GO DOWN TO MEMORY LANE

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